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Golden Link presents an evening of acoustic roots music from Brooks Williams

 | Published on 11/15/2019

P.O. Box 92398
Rochester, NY 14692
www.goldenlink.org


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2019


Golden Link presents an evening of acoustic roots music from Brooks Williams 

Rochester, NY – At the crossroads of blues and American roots music, you’ll find guitarist and singer/songwriter Brooks Williams. Born in Statesboro, Georgia, and now living in the UK, Williams developed his signature sound in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston: laid-back vocals floating over Resonator riffs, Piedmont picking, and cigar box slide. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Williams has performed on stages worldwide for more than 25 years, amassing an impressive catalogue of songs, recordings, and tales, with more than 20 CDs to his name. Brooks Williams brings his music to Rochester on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.

Along with his guitar playing, Williams is also a great singer. In 2013, he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings. Over the years he’s played alongside artists like Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Chris Smither, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, and Leo Kottke.

“A classy mix of blues, raggy Americana, and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung.” -fRoots 

Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at www.goldenlink.org  

Tickets also on sale at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester. No service charge for cash/check at Bop Shop; $1 per ticket if using credit card.

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.
For more artist information and photos: Brooks Williams website: http://www.brookswilliams.com/

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

CALENDAR LISTINGS

Brooks Williams
Friday, December 6, 2019; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
At the crossroads of blues and American roots music, you’ll find guitarist and singer/songwriter Brooks Williams. Born in Statesboro, Georgia, and now living in the UK, Williams developed his signature sound in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston: laid-back vocals floating over Resonator riffs, Piedmont picking, and cigar box slide. Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

The Cadleys and The Brothers Blue
A January Jamboree!
Saturday, January 25, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
This special double-bill of two regional favorites includes a late afternoon sing-around and a pre-concert dinner. Based in Syracuse, The Cadleys are one of the area’s most entertaining acoustic bands, performing everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics to innovative acoustic covers and original songs. Rooted in the fertile tradition of old-time fiddle music, The Brothers Blue grow a sound all their own – offering a hybrid which unites fresh, original songwriting with elements from country, bluegrass, Cajun, and Irish music.
Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

RUNA
Saturday, February 29, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, Celtic-American “super group” RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.
Tickets: $23 ($25 at door); $18 Golden Link members ($20 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

Dana & Susan Robinson
Friday, March 13, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
From Cabot, Vermont, Americana roots and folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid
songwriting and storytelling with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing. Drawing upon experiences of more than 20 years of touring, Dana and Susan craft a
performance that conveys the mystery and wonders of their journey. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music brings to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage, and how it relates to our contemporary lives. 
Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

Mary Fahl

Former lead singer of October Project
Saturday, April 25, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. She performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms.”
Tickets: $30 ($32 at door); $25 Golden Link members ($27 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

Bill Staines
Saturday, May 9, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
For more than 45 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour, singing his songs at the country’s top festivals, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Playing 200+ dates a year and driving more than 65,000 miles annually, Staines creates music that is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fisherman, and everyday working people. He writes lovely, infectious melodies, and his story-filled lyrics recall with compassion and depth the landscapes and characters he’s known.
Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.